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Muscogee County Georgia Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Muscogee County GA was $840 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Muscogee County was $856 in 2017. The median rent more accurately depicts rental rates in the middle of the distribution of rents and is thus preferred in the analysis below. 2018 Muscogee County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

Data is also available below for Muscogee County rental vacancy rates, Muscogee County rent as a percent of median income and the fraction of renters in Muscogee County.

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Muscogee County Georgia (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Georgia Median Gross Rent $958 +1.05% +6.09%
Muscogee County GA Median Gross Rent $840 -2.10% 0.00%

Muscogee County GA Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Muscogee County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $868 and is now $28 (3.23%) lower. Average gross rent for Muscogee County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $909 and is now $53 (5.83%) lower.

Real Gross Rent: Muscogee County GA Median, Muscogee County GA Average, Georgia Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Muscogee County

Date US
Median
Georgia
Median
Muscogee County GA
Median
Muscogee County GA
Average
2017 $1,012 $958 $840 $856
2016 $996 $948 $858 $904
2015 $987 $935 $868 $909
2014 $956 $903 $840 $851
2013 $924 $868 $831 $834
2012 $912 $864 $820 $824
2011 $912 $873 $807 $824
2010 $927 $888 $821 $807
2009 $931 $884 $806 $779
2008 $947 $904 $782 $805
2007 $899 $875 $814 $782
2006 $909 $879 $828 $784

Muscogee County Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate is the fraction of homes for rent that are not occupied.3 In 2017 the rental vacancy rate for Muscogee County Georgia was 6.47% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Muscogee County Georgia

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Georgia 6.73% +0.58% -1.44%
Muscogee County GA 6.47% +1.31% +3.48%

Trends in Muscogee County GA Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Muscogee County peaked in 2007 at 16.57%. Since then it has fallen by 10.10% to 6.47%. Data records for this series originated in 2005. From a 2015 post peak low of 2.84%, the rental vacancy rate has increased by 3.63%.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Muscogee County GA, Georgia, US

Rental vacancy rate in Georgia

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Muscogee County

Date US Georgia Muscogee County GA
2017 6.18% 6.73% 6.47%
2016 5.89% 6.15% 5.16%
2015 5.85% 6.47% 2.84%
2014 6.32% 8.17% 2.99%
2013 6.49% 9.26% 7.57%
2012 6.77% 9.53% 10.87%
2011 7.40% 10.72% 10.91%
2010 8.17% 11.72% 10.24%
2009 8.43% 12.32% 7.76%
2008 7.86% 10.89% 11.14%
2007 7.87% 10.54% 16.57%
2006 7.70% 10.33% 16.49%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Muscogee County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Muscogee County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 23.94% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Muscogee County Georgia Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Georgia 20.46% -0.44% -1.00%
Muscogee County GA 23.94% -1.37% +0.61%

Trends in Muscogee County GA Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Muscogee County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2010 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 25.71%. Since then it has fallen by 1.77% to 23.94%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Muscogee County GA, Georgia, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Muscogee County Georgia

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Muscogee County Georgia

Date US Georgia Muscogee County GA
2017 20.13% 20.46% 23.94%
2016 20.43% 20.90% 25.31%
2015 20.63% 21.29% 24.20%
2014 20.89% 21.46% 23.33%
2013 20.78% 21.33% 24.12%
2012 20.65% 21.28% 21.12%
2011 20.70% 21.73% 24.75%
2010 20.50% 21.17% 25.71%
2009 20.12% 20.17% 22.18%
2008 19.00% 18.57% 20.32%
2007 18.66% 18.76% 20.64%
2006 18.90% 18.91% 20.26%

Renter Fraction in Muscogee County Georgia

You can calculate the renter fraction in Muscogee County in at least two ways: by housing units or by population. I've gone with the housing units measure here. This measure looks at the number of renting households in Muscogee County as a fraction of total Muscogee County households. In 2017 52.48% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Muscogee County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Georgia 37.12% -1.34% -0.65%
Muscogee County GA 52.48% -1.21% +0.60%

Trends in the Muscogee County GA Renter Fraction

The Muscogee County household renter fraction peaked in in 2016 at 53.69% and is now 1.21% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Muscogee County GA, Georgia, US

Fraction of renters in Muscogee County

History of Muscogee County Renter Fraction

Date US Georgia Muscogee County GA
2017 36.13% 37.12% 52.48%
2016 36.88% 38.46% 53.69%
2015 36.97% 38.16% 53.57%
2014 36.90% 37.77% 51.88%
2013 36.50% 37.34% 51.85%
2012 36.09% 36.35% 47.89%
2011 35.42% 35.42% 48.00%
2010 34.65% 33.83% 45.88%
2009 34.13% 32.96% 46.48%
2008 33.36% 32.55% 42.01%
2007 32.80% 31.46% 42.79%
2006 32.73% 32.33% 41.10%

1. Gross rent is defined as contract rent plus the estimated average monthly cost of utilities (electricity, gas, water, and sewer) and fuel (oil, coal, kerosene, wood, etc.). Because some rentals include utilities and others don't, gross rent is a way of normalizing the variability.

2. Real dollars are calculated using the CPI-U less shelter series.

3. The rental vacancy rate is computed by dividing the number of vacant units for rent by the sum of the renter-occupied units, vacant units that are for rent, and vacant units that have been rented but not yet occupied.